What Will Disney's Hollywood Studios Name Be?

DHS 9Recently, Bob Iger announced that another name change for the Florida park would come.  When it first opened, it was known as Disney MGM Studios, then changed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to reflect the drop of MGM’s influence and large contractual agreement.  The park has also evolved from working studio to purely theme park.  Even the last remaining element of the original studio idea, the Backlot Tour, has closed.  The theme park is getting further and further from its original form.  It seems right that the name would change to reflect it.  But, what should it be?

What’s hard in naming is that the theme park is not getting a complete makeover.  It’s still keeping a lot of the Hollywood decor in the main area.  So far, there aren’t anymore attraction closures.  That means that Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Lights, Motors, Action! are still going to be around, and they have a very Hollywood studio vibe to them.  Do they keep the Studios in?  The Hollywood?  What fits this theme park other than what they’ve had already?

Thinking about it, there are a few choices I would take.  Just dropping the Studios and having it Disney’s Hollywood might be the way to go.  But, it doesn’t quite have the right ring to it.  Another thought is that it has elements that Disney California Adventure has, like the Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania, and the classic Hollywood look.  No, I’m not thinking Disney California Adventure in Florida.  I’m thinking why not drop California and make it Disney’s Adventures.  It pays tribute to both that park and something like Adventures By Disney.  Hopefully that wouldn’t be confusing.

These are just random ideas I have, but what would you call it, and why?

Also, is this the only theme park that needs a name change?  I know that’s embarking on some touchy territory, but quite a few of the parks have evolved over time.  Are there some that need a new change to the name to reflect this?

Book your next Disney trip through DAPS MAGIC’s travel partner Mouseways Travel! Let Mouseways focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the magic! Book your next Disney trip at

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

3 Responses

  1. Well “Hollywood” would be a better fit for Disneyland (CA) than Disneyworld in Florida… yes i know there is a Hollywood, Fl, but that is definitely not the same. Since the area has no real direction or identity with the mishmash of attractions… they should go with a generic name to reflect all the variety (and I assume they will be adding some Marvel and Star Wars attractions)… Maybe “Disney Studios” or “Disney’s Movieland”

    1. I like Disney’s Movieland, Adam. I want to say it’s something they almost called it, or had something planned at another park using the name.

Share your thoughts and comment!

Murray the Bellhop

Murray the Bellhop

Murray the Bellhop covers Knott's Berry Farm, Marvel, and also helps with DAPs Magic's Disneyland coverage. He also hosts DAPscast and helps produce Geeks Corner.






Top Posts & Pages
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest Returns This Friday on Disney Channel with ZOMBIES Stars
West Side Story IMAX Exclusive Fan Event Set for Monday, December 6
Disneyland Resort Announces 2021 Candy Cane Dates
Imagining… Fantasmic! - 30 Years Ago at Disneyland
New Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Starbucks ‘Been There’ Mugs Arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
It's a Small World Holiday Expected to Reopen at Disneyland Next Week
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas - The Magic of the Holidays at Disneyland